Calendar beginning Nov. 29, 2017

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US Air Force/Osakabe Yasuo (photo credit) While the US Air Force is deployed in bases worldwide, the service most recently sent two F-35s each to Bulgaria and Estonia.

“American Troops Abroad” https://goo.gl/L2aY4x This 1-minute video lists all the territories with active duty U.S. military personnel. Thanks to Teresa Castillo for posting this on the Peace Fresno’s Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/PeaceFresno/

“The US military has over 1.3 million men and women on active duty, with more than 450,000 of them stationed overseas.” … begins an article in 8/31/17 Business Insider https://goo.gl/tPBWA4

Calendar distributed by Peace Fresno
Wednesday, November 29, 3 – 3:30 pm
, Peace Fresno’s edition of “Stir It Up” on KFCF 88.1 FM independently owned and locally operated since 1975 in Fresno. Listeners are encouraged to call the KFCF studio at 266-8888 to respond to the question, “What can a person do for peace in the age of Trump?” and other questions. Richard Gomez will host the show. His guest will be Peace Fresno’s newly elected president and founding member, Ken Hudson.

Thursday, November 30, The December edition of Community Alliance will be available mid-day at the Fresno Center for Nonviolence and will be mailed to subscribers on Friday. Please consider helping the paper increase its reach by distributing a 50 – 100 newspapers at the beginning of each month. Think about local businesses in your neighborhood that might welcome the Community Alliance on the counter by their cash register or in a rack near the door. Restaurants, donut shops, barber shops, and bakeries are business that are often welcoming – if asked! Contact Peter Maiden maidenfoto1 to learn how you can become a Community Alliance distributor.

Friday, December 1, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Reedley Peace Center, First Mennonite Church, 1208 L St, Reedley, CA 93654, ‘All They Could Carry’, a dramatic performance about the Japanese Internment, written and performed by Nikiko Masumoto. Potluck begins at 6:30 pm. Nikko’s blog https://whatwecouldcarry.wordpress.com/ Be sure to look at the directions if you haven’t been to the church previously. http://reedleypeacecenter.org/directions

Saturday, December 2, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Fresno City College, Cafeteria Complex near Weldon, Peace Crafts Faire, sponsored since 1966 by the Fresno Branch of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom; this year it’s also sponsored by the Fresno City College Bonsai Club, FREE admission, FREE parking, FREE entertainment. The Crafts Faire is always fun, fun, fun! If you have people to shop for you’ll find lots of unique handmade items. As always Peace Fresno plans a simple letter writing action calling for peace. Stop by the Peace Fresno table to say hi and to write a postcard or short note to candidates for Congress. We will have stationery, pens, stamps, and a few starter ideas. Have you noticed how silent most of our progressive candidates are on the issue of war? They talk about healthcare, education, the environment, women’s rights, and more but don’t even mention their position on the item that accounts for 56% of the discretionary budget – WAR AND THE PREPARATION FOR WAR.

Saturday, December 9, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm, Fresno State, North Gym, Room 118, “Women’s Rights are Human Rights”, Hosted by the Human Rights Coalition of the Central Valley to commemorate Human Rights Day. Keynote Speaker: Amanda Renteria, Chief of Operations, California Department of Justice, Panel Presentation: Dr. Francine Oputa, Director, Cross Cultural & Gender Center, Fresno State, Dr. Carole Goldsmith, President, Fresno City College, Patsy Montgomery, Associate Vice President of Legislative Campaigns, Planned Parenthood, Nicole Linder, Executive Director of Marjaree Mason Center, Small Group Discussion responding to the program and speakers, Informational tabling by community organizations. FREE continental breakfast, FREE parking in adjacent parking lots, FREE event. Info Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor 435-2212 skapoor or Bernadette Vasquez 270-7041 bvazz5

Tuesday, December 12, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Fresno Center for Nonviolence, Peace Fresno Meeting, all are welcome. Please join us and help spread the message – war is never the way to peace.

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